Device.Input Testing

This section describes how to test input devices and certify them for use on Windows® as part of the Windows Certification Program. To begin the testing part of the certification process, you must install and run the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK), and then set up your test environment. For information about how to install and configure the Windows HCK, see Step 1: Install Controller and Studio on the test server.

The Device.Input testing category includes the following kinds of devices:

  • Digitizers

  • Fingerprint readers

  • Game controllers

  • Keyboards

  • Mice or other pointing devices (including a touch-enabled device)

  • Sensor devices

  • Smart card readers

This section includes the following topics.

 

Topic Details

Fingerprint Reader Testing Prerequisites

This topic provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test the fingerprint reader.

Game Controller Testing Prerequisites

This topic provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test the game controller device.

Keyboard Testing Prerequisites

This topic provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test the keyboard.

Mouse or other Pointing Device Testing Prerequisites

This topic provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test the mouse or other pointing device (including a touch-sensitive device).

Sensor Device Testing Prerequisites

This topic provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test the sensor.

Smart Card Reader Testing Prerequisites

This topic provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test the smart card reader.

Troubleshooting Device.Input Testing

This topic provides overall Device.Input troubleshooting information.

Device.Input Tests

This topic includes documentation for every Input test in the Windows HCK.

Additional Input Resources

This topic includes additional information to use for testing input devices.

For test-specific prerequisites or troubleshooting details, review individual test topics.

noteNote
For best practices for Windows HCK testing, and tips to avoid common failures, see Troubleshooting the Windows HCK Environment.

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